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Botulism in Homemade Hooch Sickened 12 Arizona Inmates Last Year

In November of 2012, eight inmates of an Arizona state prison complex fell ill with botulism that was thought to be acquired from homemade alcohol brewed in prison cells. Now, a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on what caused this outbreak and what is being done to prevent… Continue Reading

Seven Arizona Inmates in ICU: Botulism Suspected

Seven inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex Eymen were hospitalized with symptoms of botulism this weekend, announced the Pinal County Health Department Monday. Homemade alcohol, or prison “hooch,” is the suspected source of the illnesses. Five of the prisoners fell ill on Saturday, according to the health department, and two more began exhibiting symptoms… Continue Reading